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SECTION 11 Data availability

Article 23 Data availability mechanisms

An application for registration as a trade repository shall contain a description of the resources, methods and channels that the applicant uses to give access to the information in accordance with paragraphs 1, 3 and 5 of Article 81 of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012, and shall contain the following information:

  1. (a)

    a procedure to calculate the aggregate positions in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 151/2013, and a description of the resources, methods and channels that the trade repository will employ in order to facilitate access to the data contained therein to the public in accordance with Article 81(1) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012, and a description of the frequency of updates, along with a copy of any specific manuals and internal policies;

  2. (b)

    a description of the resources, methods and facilities that the trade repository employs in order to facilitate the access to its information to the relevant authorities in accordance with Article 81(3) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012, the frequency of the update and the controls and verifications that the trade repository may establish for the access filtering process, along with a copy of any specific manuals and internal procedures;

  3. (c)

    a procedure and a description of the resources, methods and channels that the trade repository employs in order to facilitate the timely structured and comprehensive collection of data from counterparties, the access to its information to counterparties to derivatives in accordance with Article 80(5) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012, along with a copy of the specific manuals and internal policies.